Meaning of inclusion in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈkluːʒ(ə)n/

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mass noun
  • 1The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure.

    ‘they have been selected for inclusion in the scheme’
    • ‘This is not so much an offer of inclusion as an insistence upon it.’
    • ‘That this is a party which wishes to base itself upon compassion and inclusion is beyond doubt.’
    • ‘A number of pieces out of the union of the resultant lists will then be selected for inclusion in the book.’
    • ‘The author and editors are unable to reply to contributions not selected for inclusion.’
    • ‘This year, the venue has changed, and there are new people selecting the works for inclusion.’
    • ‘Each child selected for inclusion in the sample was a biological child of the primary respondent.’
    • ‘We each independently selected trials for inclusion in the review.’
    • ‘The one that increased the likelihood the most was selected for inclusion in the model.’
    • ‘The programme supports measures focused on social inclusion and equal opportunities.’
    • ‘Two reviewers independently selected trials for inclusion and exclusion.’
    • ‘In Victoria, crash statistics are used to select schools for inclusion in the program.’
    • ‘Movements have achieved change by fighting for inclusion within this system.’
    • ‘They call for our inclusion within the community, but baulk at us having any meaningful role within our own agencies.’
    • ‘By defining itself so securely on its own terms, it excluded the rest of the British Isles from inclusion within it.’
    • ‘Local companies have been selected, where possible, for inclusion in the construction of the new building.’
    • ‘I spent the morning working on the new book of poems, selecting, sifting and sorting pieces for inclusion.’
    • ‘Pupils regularly have their poems chosen for inclusion in the Poetry Now competition, which publishes books annually.’
    • ‘But to foster a sense of community and inclusion, they decided to attach it to the existing building.’
    • ‘In keeping with the theme of inclusion, every child in the school is involved.’
    • ‘They embrace and build upon the critical importance of diversity and inclusion.’
    incorporation, addition, insertion, introduction
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    1. 1.1count noun A person or thing that is included within a whole.
      ‘the exhibition features such inclusions as the study of the little girl’
      • ‘What seems to give any flavor more appeal these days is the abundance of inclusions contained within the mix.’
      • ‘Any suggestions for inclusions gratefully received.’
      • ‘Hands-free phones, phreaking - hacking into phone systems for free calls - and fuzzy logic are all new inclusions.’
      • ‘His suggestions for portfolio inclusions makes me realise how little I know about this stuff, but I have managed a few samples so far which are okay.’
      • ‘Mr Wallens said planning officers had listed all their objections to the new inclusions in the original draft of the UDP but they had been ignored.’
      • ‘What do they include, and what do they exclude, and will their inclusions and exclusions make them suitable or unsuitable for us?’
      • ‘The guide has a permanent team of 10 UK inspectors, whose only job is to travel the country and assess potential inclusions.’
      • ‘I presume these axiomatic inclusions allow this to be dubbed ‘a novel of ideas’.’
      • ‘This eclectic and thought-provoking collection is as noteworthy for its odd inclusions as for its equally bizarre exclusions.’
      • ‘Of course, some inclusions are obvious and some baffling.’
      • ‘More to the point were the inclusions that didn't seem to fit with these carefully defined parameters.’
      • ‘These inclusions provide important counterweights to this edition's more upbeat contributions.’
      • ‘Freud is interested in what we exclude by our inclusions.’
      • ‘As is usually the case, there were surprise inclusions and omissions.’
      • ‘After the last two controversial inclusions, the pressure was on to deliver something a little more, dare I say, mature.’
      • ‘We took four new inclusions and three older words from the Oxford Dictionary, and asked people in Bolton town centre what they meant.’
      • ‘It tends a little too much towards freakishness, but it's a well-selected inclusion in this context.’
      • ‘Psalm 23, which opens this five-section piece, is not an unconsidered inclusion.’
      • ‘She would be an entertaining inclusion in any reality show, even in Britain.’
      • ‘Happily, there was no sign of a gratuitous inclusion of whisky in any of the recipes.’
  • 2The practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who have physical or intellectual disabilities and members of other minority groups.

    ‘we value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business’
    • ‘The community outreach program has the goal of spreading inclusion and building friendships.’
    • ‘The board of governors last week voted to create mandatory training sessions for coaches and team executives to educate them about inclusion and avoiding abusive behavior.’
    • ‘The portfolio of startups aim to drive inclusion and access for the region's underserved.’
    • ‘She highlighted the significance of creating a civil society which is based on tolerance, social inclusion and non-discriminatory attitudes towards all members of society.’
    • ‘She described herself as an organizer steeped in the activist community who prioritized inclusion and equality online.’
    • ‘The purpose of the screenplay was to transfer their ideas to a broader community in order to achieve inclusion and empowerment.’
    • ‘These research organisations and institutions are as guilty as those in any other field of not building proper structures around understanding, inclusion and empathy.’
    • ‘This summer, they created a new executive director of racial equity position, which aims to promote inclusion and diversity in state government.’
    • ‘The summit will address how organizations can embed diversity and inclusion in their practices by leveraging intentionality and proactively managing change.’
    • ‘If you are hanging your hat on diversity and inclusion but you're omitting 67 % of the population, you're failing miserably.’
  • 3Geology
    count noun A body or particle of distinct composition embedded in a rock or other material.

    ‘The composition of these minerals is known from a handful of outcrops containing inclusions of mantle material.’
    • ‘Magmatic inclusions in silicic and intermediate volcanic rocks.’
    • ‘At the cores of the aegirine spherulites there typically are inclusions of cubic crystals of villiaumite to 3 cm on edge.’
    • ‘Several small grains of amphibole were seen as inclusions in a plagioclase phenocryst, and one partial grain of resorbed amphibole also was noted.’
    • ‘Thus, during laser ablation, the laser beam may penetrate below the thin glassy surface of a grain into small inclusions or phenocryst phases.’


Early 17th century from Latin inclusio(n-), from includere ‘shut in’.